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United Nations Simulation Pathfinder

Circulating Books
Most of the topics in this assignment are too current to find book information in our library. To find books for background information on your UN Simulation, select the
Catalog link from the Denfeld Media Center website.
Books about flags are located in the Dewey numbers:
Books about Capital Punishment are located in the Dewey numbers:
Books about Nuclear Weapons are located in the Dewey numbers:
Books about Global Warming and Climate Change are located in the Dewey numbers:
Books about the United Nations are located in the Dewey numbers:

Reference Books
Books about countries and their cultures are located in the Dewey numbers:
R 306.03
Books about flags are located in the Dewey numbers:
R 929.9
Books about the United Nations are located in the Dewey numbers:
R 341.23

Research Databases
To access the Media Center databases:
  • Go to the school’s web site:
  • Click on Databases
  • If you are at home, click on ELM (if you don’t have a library card, get the
  • Media library card number)
  • Select the appropriate database from the list below
 (encyclopedia information, a great atlas, and flag images)
 (Points and counterpoints--pro and con articles--about all of the issues)
 (newspaper information about the issues, including editorials that show opinion)
 (reference, newspaper, and magazine articles in a student-friendly format)
 (reference, primary sources,biographies, and multimedia)

Great Search Engines You Should Try:

Sweet Search
Searches only the sites that have been reviewed and approved by a team of librarians, teachers, and research experts
Google Scholar
A search engine designed to search scholarly journals
iSEEK Education
A non-commercial search engine that delivers editor-reviewed results from universities, government sites and other noncommercial providers
IPL2 (The Librarian's Internet)
Created and maintained by librarians, offers high-quality academic information
a web search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone
NSDL--National Science Digital Library
Emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

Web Links
Country Studies
CIA - The World Factbook
Background Notes: U.S. Department of State
Countries of the World 
Country Studies - Library of Congress 
Country Profiles | Asia Society 
National Geographic Places Directory 
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Country Profiles 
BBC NEWS | Europe | Country Profiles 
BBC NEWS | Africa | Country Profiles 
BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Country Profiles 
BBC NEWS | South Asia | Country Profiles 
BBC NEWS | Americas | Country Profiles 

Flags and Maps
Flags of the World 

Global Warming
Global Warming Simulation - National Geographic 
Global Warming: Early Warning Signs 
World View of Global Warming: The Photographic Documentation of Climate Change 
Climate Change | U.S. EPA 
Almanac of Policy Issues: Global Warming 
The - Global Warming: Who Loses and Who Wins? 

 Capital Punishment
Death Penalty - Amnesty International 
Death Penalty Worldwide 
World Coalition Against the Death Penalty 
New York Times Topics: Capital Punishment 

 Guantanamo Bay
National Public Radio Stories about the Guantanamo Bay Detainees 
U.S. Department of Defense: Guantanamo Bay 
The Guardian (British Newspaper) series about Guantanamo Bay 
The New York Times Topics: Guantanamo Bay

Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Files 
United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs 
International Coalition to Ban Nuclear Weapons 
Kashmir / Pakistan
BBC Special Report : Kashmir Flashpoint 
BBC Kashmir Dispute Q & A 
New York Times Topics: Kashmir 
Iran and Nuclear Weapons
New York Times: Iran's Nuclear Program 
Nuclear Threat Initiative: Iran 
BBC Questions and Answers:Iran Nuclear Crisis 
NPR: The Challenges of a Nuclear Iran 
North KoreaPBS Newshour Special Report: Nuclear Standoff 
New York Times Topics: North Korea 
U.S. Department of State: U.S. Relations with North Korea 
New York Times Topics: Crisis in Syria 
BBC: Syria Conflict 

BBC: Kurdistan Timeline
New York Times Topics: The Kurds 
Two-State Plan for Israel and Palestine
New York Times Topics: The Palistinian Authority 
United NationsUnited Nations 
World ConflictsFlashpoints: Guide to World Conflicts 
World LeadersWorld Leaders